An artist travels to Mongolia with his large steel horse. What forces him to this? The colorful encounters in the endless landscapes let you dream away to an empty agenda and freedom.

“Biye Dasaan” means independent in Mongolian. Steel artist Bart Somers and traveling filmmaker Bert Geeraets have made an independent film about a trip to an independent country: Mongolia. In 2024, 1 million nomads still live there with their cattle and horses on the steppes.

Bart travels with a large steel horse on a trailer behind his car, a magnet for the residents of Turkey, Kazakhstan, Siberia and beyond. East meets West. Further east, the encounters become increasingly personal: In Omsk an old warrior sings a moving song about his mother (and all mothers).